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Simon Pietrovich was a Russian human wizard and a member of the Senior Council. He first appears in Summer Knight.


Simon Pietrovich was a friend and supporter of Ebenezar McCoy, Joseph Listens-to-Wind and Martha Liberty and on the Senior Council. McCoy expected Pietrovich to potentially support Ebenezar's bid to keep Harry Dresden's wizard status in the White Council conclave of Wizards held in Chicago.[1]


He was killed in the attack by the Red Court on Archangel. His tower was a fortress. The Wardens suspect that someone let the killers in. Half a dozen Red Court nobles were killed.[1] His Death curse took a heavy toll on his attackers though no one in the household survived.[2]

Pietrovich was the mentor of Justin DuMorne[3] and the Council's vampire expert.[1] His vacant position on the Senior Council was filled by Ebenezar McCoy.[2]

In the series[]

Blood Rites[]

In Blood Rites, Ebenezar McCoy says he set the Russian satellite to take out Casaverde, Paolo Ortega's stronghold, because Ortega killed Simon, who was his friend, and was going to continue to try to kill Harry Dresden.[4]

Turn Coat[]

In Turn Coat, it is suggested that the murder of Aleron LaFortier at White Council headquarters is an inside job similar to the attack on Simon Pietrovich.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Summer Knight, ch. 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 Summer Knight, ch. 5
  3. Summer Knight, ch. 6
  4. Blood Rites, ch. 35
  5. Turn Coat, ch. 4